Personally, I have never cared whether or not God created aliens. He’s sovereign. But the science of interstellar travel has seemed to me to be far more problematic than the theology of demonic influences. Until today, I have never explored the issue further than to think, “Hmph, they’re probably demons.”
The site where I found the video above – Alien Resistance dot com – is all about that subject. I’ve spent all afternoon looking at it. It’s really interesting stuff.
The site presents details about how alleged “aliens” change, “correct”, or denounce the Bible. It also presents numerous accounts of “alien abductions” that ceased when the name and authority of Jesus Christ was invoked.
“UFOs and Aliens – Spiritual Deception: Our goal is to present Biblical evidence that the phenomena and entities commonly referred to as ‘aliens’ by popular culture are indeed spiritual in nature – opposed to genuinely extra-terrestrial – and is best described as the activity of ‘fallen angels’ intent on deceiving mankind away from a knowledge of the true God and gospel of His Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”
- Above: The meaning of the (blasphemous) “alien Jesus on a cross” image is covered in the video at about 56 minutes.
- Below: The interpretation of the painting below is from me, not from Alien Resistance. Scroll past the two graphics to get to more on the subject.
MORE ABOUT THE PAINTING: Some years I came across on-line claims that this 15th c. painting allegedly proves aliens were visiting Earth in the Middle Ages.
I majored in Art History, with a concentration in the Middle Ages. I know the theology and the symbology behind this painting and I can assure you that the object in the sky is Noah’s Ark, not an alien spacecraft.
I realize that Revelation 11:19 says John saw “the ark of his covenant”, not Noah’s Ark. While this would suggest to most Protestants the golden box where the Hebrews stored the stone tablets, this painting predates Martin Luther.
Still, to Catholics, “the ark of his covenant” suggests the Blessed Mother, who is the subject of the painting after all. So why did the artist paint St. John the Revelator seeing Noah’s big boat in the background?
Because there is an old tradition in Catholic theology symbolically connecting Noah’s Ark, with Moses’ Ark of the Old Covenant, with Mary as Ark of the New Covenant who is Jesus, with the Church, with John’s Revelation.
This beautiful painting is rich with layers of meaning that any devout Catholic of the Middle Ages would have understood and relished, none of which have anything to do with aliens.
For more, check out “Ten Ways Noah’s Ark Prefigured the Church.”